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Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita is one of the greatest gifts that the Vedic scriptures have provided to mankind. Hesitating to shoot, with arrows, his own kinsmen on the battle ground, Arjuna was in conflict with his thoughts when Lord Krishna came to his help. Lord Krishna during the course of His most enlightening and historical talk with Arjuna revealed profound, sublime and soul-stirring spiritual truths and explained the rare secrets of Yoga, Vedanta, Bhakti and Karma. All the teachings of Lord Krishna were subsequently recorded as the Bhagavad Gita by Saint Vyasa for the benefit of humanity at large. Not only Arjuna benefitted by this divine message, for the entire humanity this holy song has become a yardstick for posterity to follow. Saint Vyasa presented this devout nectar to humanity for the guidance of their daily conduct of life, spiritual elevation and self-realisation. 

Chapter 1:

In Bhagvad Gita Chapter 1, the scene the sacred plain of Kurukshetra, the setting the battlefield and the circumstances the war, is introduced. The main characters are Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna and millions of soliders. Arjuna hesitates to fight while Lord Krishna advices...View More

Chapter 2:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Lord Krishna talks about the good and bad aspects of life. If one identifies the atman, one can overcome the turbulence in life. He asks Arjuna to seek the Atman that his ancestors sought. He wants him to know what ought to be done, what ought not to be done and the in...View More

Chapter 3:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3, Lord Krishna emphasises the duty of each and every member of society to carry out their functions and responsibilities in each and every stages of life. He also speaks why such duties ought to be performed, what benefits one can gain by performing them.  Blending poet...View More

Chapter 4:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4,Lord Krishna talks about the good and bad aspects of life. If one identifies the atman, one can overcome the turbulence in life. He asks Arjuna to seek the Atman that his ancestors sought. He wants him to know what ought to be done, what ought not to be done and the ina...View More

Chapter 5:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5 , Lord Krishna describes three types of spiritual contenders. A yogi is a spiritual learner who still seeks many desires in life. He has to tread the path of action. Next is the sanyasi who has given up on his desires and is all set to take up the path of contemplation ...View More

Chapter 6:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6,the Lord reveals that meditation is the first step to Renunciation. While preparing to meditate, one must denounce all materialistic desires through karma yoga. It is by controlling the mind that we can meditate properly. Also, one must eat, sleep and indulge in other p...View More

Chapter 7:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7,the technique of meditation was explained, the question of who should be meditated upon remained. He offers concrete knowledge of absolute reality and says that only by surrender can one overcome the modes of material nature. There are two aspects of Ishwara, the lower ...View More

Chapter 8:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8, Lord Krishna answers how one attains Ishwara after death. It depends on what we think at the time of death. If we think of Him at that time, then we attain Him. Since no one knows when death occurs, it’s better to meditate on Him always. Here, he discusses about thre...View More

Chapter 9:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9, Krishna tells Arjuna that he wishes to share a deep secret that contains the knowledge that frees one from delusion. Everything is this world is pervaded by Him in the form of the unseen God; all objects subsist in Him but He transcends all. At the end of a cosmic cycl...View More

Chapter 10:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10,Krishna explains His true self more specifically and thereby reveals Himself the Supreme personality of all, the source of all. Krishna also tells how His pure devotees know that He is the unborn Supreme Lord, the source of all sages, the source of the material and spi...View More

Chapter 11:

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11: Krishna proves Himself as the Supreme Lord and He establishes the criteria that anyone who claims to be Godhead must also show a Universal Form. Krishna gives Arjuna divine eyes and then reveals His wondrous, effulgent, all-expansive form, and Arjuna sees all soldiers be...View More

Chapter 12:

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12: Arjuna, after witnessing Krishna’s awesome Universal Form, wishes to clarify his own position as a devotee, the highest worshiper of the Supreme. He thus asks whether worshiping Krishna through devotional service or worshiping the impersonal is superior. Krishna immedi...View More

chapter 13:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13, Lord Krishna clears Arjuna’s doubts with regards field, knower and knowledge and says that the body is the field, and one who knows the body is the knower and to understand the body and its knower is called knowledge. The five great elements, false ego, intelligence...View More

Chapter 14:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14, Lord Krishna says that material nature consists of three modes­goodness, passion and ignorance. These bind and control all conditioned souls within this world. Amongst them there is also control for supremacy. He says that when there is an increase in the mode of ign...View More

Chapter 15:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15, the Lord Krishna reveals that one who knows the banyan tree is the knower of the Vedas. No one knows where the tree begins and ends and where its foundation is. But with determination one must cut down this strongly rooted tree with the weapon of detachment. The supre...View More

Chapter 16:

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16, Lord Krishna lists the qualities of godly men and those with demoniac nature. While the former exhibit fearlessness, austerity, simplicity, freedom from anger, modesty, vigour, forgiveness, fortitude etc., the latter show pride, arrogance, conceit, anger, harshness an...View More

Chapter 17:

In Chapter 17 of Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna wants to know of those who worship according to their own imagination. Lord Krishna replies that according to the modes of nature acquired by the embodied soul, one’s faith can be of three kinds—in goodness, in passion or in ignorance. Men in the mode of...View More

Chapter 18:

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 concludes with Arjuna proposing his wish to understand the purpose of renunciation.  Giving up of activities that are based on material desire is what great learned men call the renounced order of life or ‘sannyasa’. And giving up the results of all activities is what...View More